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Dr. John Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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My head feel heavy as I get older and slump more. What should I do?

My head feel heavy as I get older and slump more. What should I do?

Posture: Oftentimes, this may be a simple fix. As more people are using computers, the screen may be too far away from your eyes causing you to lean forward unnecessarily fatiguing your neck muscles. Simply moving the computer screen closer so that your head is resting more neutral on your neck and shoulders usually fixes the situation. If this does not correct, then i would get evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi Dr. Sajjadi
Ophthalmology
36 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

See your doctor: Although this could be viral; but the younger the age the more likely chance of bacterial infection. With stiff neck and not being able to get your headup i would worry about meningitis that can become dangerous. See your family md asap. If rapid decline go to nearest emergency room. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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16 year old, iam facing problems in my body,iam very thin i cant get weight,one side in my hair is thinner than other side,any influenza affect me bad?

16 year old, iam facing problems in my body,iam very thin i cant get weight,one side in my hair is thinner than other side,any influenza affect me bad?

Weight: If you're eating enough daily calories(2000 or over) and can't gain weight you are either burning off lots of calories by exercise or you have medical problems such as overactive thyroid,diabetes,tapeworm,malabsorption or malignancy. Get a medical checkup with your physician,who William order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Neilsen Dr. Neilsen
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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If a 69 year old female just lost weight - about 4 sizes- how do you get rid of the sagging skin?

If a 69 year old female just lost weight - about 4 sizes- how do you get rid of the sagging skin?

Difficult: This becomes increasingly difficult with age. As we age we naturaly lose some of the elasticity in our skin. This really cannot be reacheived even with good skin care. Unfortunately, sometimes he only way to remove that skin is with plastic surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How can an underweight 21 year old trying to gain weight and get in shape lose excess chin and neck fat, and define the jawline?

How can an underweight 21 year old trying to gain weight and get in shape lose excess chin and neck fat, and define the jawline?

Fat distribution: Nobody really understands why different people lay down fat in different places or what we can do about it. This would be a great time for you to continue working out hard in the gym; as you pound your body into shape with resistance and aerobic training, your jawline may normalize but you'll surely look great. No body is perfect but you'll have a big plus. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Hi.Doctor, doctor i m 23 yrs old and my weight is 59 kg & i m 5"7 inch tall, my face is skiny, how can I get fat on my face? What to eat please help

Hi.Doctor,  doctor i m 23 yrs old and my weight is 59 kg & i m 5"7 inch tall, my face is skiny, how can I get fat on my face? What to eat please help

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I am 6 foot and weigh 280 pounds if I lose weight and get down to a healthy weight I am 23 years old will I have loose skin?

I am 6 foot and weigh 280 pounds if I lose weight and get down to a healthy weight I am 23 years old will I have loose skin?

Weight loss: Everyone is different and there is a possibility for loose skin. Having said that, please do not let that deter you from weight loss. The benefits reaped by that far surpass some loose skin which can be corrected if necessary by surgery. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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My hair falls out i get headaches and when i move it i get a shooting pain I have very bad vision i'm only 25 year old i keep gaining weight?

My hair falls out i get headaches and when i move it i get a shooting pain I have very bad vision i'm only 25 year old i keep gaining weight?

Unrelated symptoms.: You have too many symptoms for any single disease. Some of these things are unrelated. Which ones? I think you should see your doc and see if they can sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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I get these weird tingly achey heavy sensations in my head what is this?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Lavin Dr. Lavin
Pediatrics
38 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Is it true that your head grows proportionally equal to your body as you get older?

Is it true that your head grows proportionally equal to your body as you get older?

Not exactly.: Weight varies by height, tall people usually weigh more than short people, and a person's weight does grow proportional to height as you grow. The head size is not related to height or weight. You can have a big head if you are tall or short. But, if you have a small or big head, your relative head size often remains the same as you grow. That is, large heads remain large, for example. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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When you're born and you get your head pulled by forceps will you have a knot on your head while you're growing older?

When you're born and you get your head pulled by forceps will you have a knot on your head while you're growing older?

Very, very rare: I have seen maybe two cases in over 25 years where a little permanent scar tissue developed post-forceps. The baby may have a know there for several months, but the overwhelming majority of these are not permanent and eventually resolve. If a knot does remain, it's fibrous scar tissue in the soft tissues just under the skin and is totally harmless! ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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My son has a big head. 50% and is small for height and weight 3% he eats like crazy but isn't growing. He is 29 months old, weighs 27 lbs.

My son has a big head. 50% and is small for height and weight 3% he eats like crazy but isn't growing. He is 29 months old, weighs 27 lbs.

Confusing info: His weight (27 lbs) is at 25th percentile. If his height is at 3rd percentile and head circumference at 50 th, his head is not big at all! consult his pediatrician for further clarification. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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My baby had a 36cm hc at 9 days and now he's 2 month and a week old and his head is 41cm ... he is on 80-90 percentile weight n length.is it concernin?

My baby had a 36cm hc at 9 days and now he's 2 month and a week old and his head is 41cm ... he is on 80-90 percentile weight n length.is it concernin?

Ask about percentile: This sounds like a great percentile for a 2 month old. Early HC are often unreliable due to moulding of the skull. Continue to follow his measurements on his growth curve. Developmentally he should be smiling, recognizing your face and following. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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I'm 31 years old and my head feels heavy?

I'm 31 years old and my head feels heavy?

Ambiguous: Thank you for letting us know. Usually patients ask us specific questions. The word heavy is not in any way descriptive or specific enough to comment on. ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Can you tell me if i lose weight will my head get smaller?

Can you tell me if i lose weight will my head get smaller?

See below: Your head will not shrink but your face will look thinner as fat all over your body, including your face, chin, and neck, is burned off. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Klein Dr. Klein
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Hi im 23 years old and I wanted to know why do I get realy strong headaces, it feels lile my head is going blow up?

Hi im 23 years old and I wanted to know why do I get realy strong headaces, it feels lile my head is going blow up?

See your doctor: Headaches are very treatable and these sound severe. A primary care doctor can help by discussing the symptoms at length and diagnosing the problem or ordering appropriate tests to assist in the diagnosis. There are many meds which work quite well for the most common causes of severe headaches such as migraines. ...Read more

Dr. John cuong Doan Dr. Doan
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Hi i am 28 years old and after waking up in the morning suddenly i found my the back side of head a little spinning and heavy. How to correct this?

Hi i am 28 years old and after waking up in the morning suddenly i found my the back side of head a little spinning and heavy. How to correct this?

If it is positional: vertigo then some physical therapy move called "Epley's maneuver" and perhaps meclizine will help. If it is not peripheral vertigo from Eustachian tube dysfunction (middle ear problems), then you would need a head MRI to rule out central vertigo, possibly from aneurysm or stroke. But in your case it is most likely peripheral positional vertigo. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My 9 month old son's weight and height is in the 18th percentile but his head is in the 67th. Should i be concerned that his head is so much larger?

My 9 month old son's weight and height is in the 18th percentile but his head is in the 67th. Should i be concerned that his head is so much larger?

Yes & no: The most common reason for a big head size is it is inherited as a dominant trait from a parent. If your kids developmental progress is normal & the head has always been on the large side i'd just watch it. If the head is growing faster than the body & increased from lower to higher percentiles i'd have a study done. ...Read more

Dr. Jalal Zuberi Dr. Zuberi
Pediatrics
41 years in practice
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College
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My 6yr old has heavy head. He finds relief by snapping his head backwards. He does this every minute. He says if he doesn't his head is to heavy to ho?

My 6yr old has heavy head. He finds relief by snapping his head backwards. He does this every minute. He says if he doesn't his head is to heavy to ho?

Behavioral Dysfuncti: You need to ask him more question about what may precipitate his symptom or if he remains aware of this while doing The first medical condition that comes to mind is Tourette Syndrome and other conditions such as Sensory Integration Dysfunction, or Epilepsy (Simple Partial Seizures. ...Read more

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